Painters know that adding just one wrong color to the mix can turn a beautiful vibrant paint into a muddy mess… I indeed need to let go of the brush… Letting go does not mean surrendering work and actions; it means surrendering the results… refraining from being attached to any specific outcome… doing the best that I can while trusting the Divine to paint the ultimate piece of art for me.
Caroline Myss teaches that part of humility is to “let go of the superstition that, because you do not surrender, you can prevent God from creating chaos in your life.” She asks readers to “feel the awe that illuminates you where fear once lived.” Letting go of fear is another hard task. Along the years, I have been battling many fears… fear of the unknown, fear of tomorrow, fear of failure, fear of criticism, fear of letting people down, fear of being let down, fear of not having enough, fear of not being enough… and the list goes on and on…
Maybe it is time for me to try once more to let go of my fears… to trust and surrender.
As Myss teaches, “I surrender my mind, my heart, my need for safety and my need for rational explanations to God’s will for me. I trust that all that is in my life is as it should be.”
Now, it is your turn. What do you need to let go of?